Thrummed mittens free pattern & knitting tutorial
Years ago in England, the woolen mills would discard slubs of wool, called "thrums," which knitters would gather and use in their mittens to add extra texture and warmth. This tradition was brought to Newfoundland by the settlers and after being almost forgotten for years, has been recently revived. (source: darktickle.com)
There is no left and right mittens for this pattern: they are both worked identically. At first, you may feel a bit tight in the mitt, but the roving will eventually compress against the inside of the mitt and your mittens will become insulated and very warm!
In addition to the free knitting pattern, you will need the following material to knit your thrummed mittens:
- 1 skein of Briggs & Little Tuffy [80% wool, 20% nylon; 213 yards / 113 g] or any feltable wool of the same weight.
- 1 oz of roving made of feltable wool
- DPN or circurlar needles of 3,5 mm
ALSO AVAILABLE IN KNITTING KIT INCLUDING PATTERN & YARN
SIZES : 2 ● 4 ● 6 ● 8 ● Adult
GAUGE : 20 sts = 10 cm in thrummed pattern (refer to the 9 rounds under the HAND section).
NOTES : A photo tutorial showing how to prepare your piece of roving and how to thrum a stitch is available at the end of the pattern. You can also find a video version of this tutorial here:
22022-12-22: Correction for the row number where you have to stop before thumb opening. It should have read row 3 or 7.
This was my first attempt at knitting thrummed mittens and found the instructions were very clear. I especially appreciated the step by step written instructions for attaching the thrums. I also watched the video, however the written instructions were helpful as I was knitting. I have shared the link with other knitters who thanked me because they found them helpful as well.
I haven't started my project yet, but have reviewed the pattern. Well written and will be easy to follow, hoping to start the mittens after Christmas :)
Très hate de faire ses mitaines moi qui a toujours froid au mains
Très beau patron, mon amie les a faites, elles sont très jolies. merci.
J’aime beaucoup! Merci